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Poolbridge Q Lake

Final - 18/08/2017

This is the second time we have held the Northern Final here. Pool Bridge Farm near York is a well established fishery, campsite and cafe. Boasting five serene and picturesque lakes they offer the complete all year round fishing experience. There is the on-site Stables café as well as ladies, gents and toilet facilities to help ensure that your fishing trip is as enjoyable as possible. We offer ample free car parking adjacent to the lakes and have disabled toilet facilities and pegs.

Showers are provided for those of you that are night fishing on our club lake, The Q Lake, a specimen carp fishing lake built in 2008 for the experienced and dedicated carp angler. The lake has a very unique design, where you cross a bridge and fish from a central Island to 13 allocated swims. The design of the lake ensures that we optimise the amount of water per peg. The design ensures exceptionally large fishing swims – 8 acres of water for 13 anglers – and ensures no fishing conflict. It also makes the pegs very even so we do not have a Peggy lake – anywhere the wind blows….

The gates to the complex are opened at 7:30am and are closed at 9:00pm or dusk, whichever is the earlier.

  • Type of Lake Member Only
  • Ticket Cost One off £40
  • Fish Stock Mirrors, Commons and Grassies
  • Biggest Fish 35lb+
  • Features Far Bank
  • Telephone 01904 633340 07928 359 420
  • Visit Venue Website
Poolbridge Farm Q Lake 2017

Competitor List

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Pre Match Report

Q Lake pegging map 13 peg

 

Q Lake is unique in the sense that everyone fishes from the island outwards into the moat shaped lake. It is permanently divided into 13 pegs with defined boundary markers which can clearly be seen on the far bank even in the dark. The water holds fish up to 30lb + and also some grass carp which count in our competitions. It lends itself perfectly for hosting matches and is very fair and easy to manage. That’s one reason why we are holding our Northern Final here for the second time in four years.

Post Match Report

This event is sponsored by Skretting’s, who supplied goody bags for all competing anglers.

There was an extremely slow start to the match with only a 17lb grass carp out to Steve Blow and Scott Dowse in peg 13. Saturday was when it started to hot up with eleven fish out. Even though we were finishing an hour early due to the 11am start, Sunday was equally productive which saw another eight fish grace the bank. Steve Blow had already finished runner up and winner in our Southern and Midlands Finals fishing with partner Rob Burgess. This time he had a different partner but it made absolutely no difference to the end result. On Saturday they weighed in  three fish but Sunday was their most productive as they added another four to put them on eight fish for 117lb 1oz. Martin Howe and Lee Marshall had a couple of twenty pounders to take runners up with 42lb 9oz. In third were former two time Northern champs Darren Wilcox and Jason Trought who had three fish for a combined weight of 40lb 5oz. Brothers Darren and Dean Queen took fourth place with a brace weighing in at 26lb 15oz.

The winners received a prize of £2,000 plus trophies. The runners up got £1,000 plus trophies. Third place £500 plus trophies. Fourth got a place in the British Carp Cup Final at Orchard Place Farms, Lake 7 in Kent on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September along with the top three. Darren Wilcox and Jason Trought were fishing for DNA Baits in this match which was the last in this year’s team event. They earn’t a credible 20 points for their team but it was not enough to retain the title. Although Steve and Scott seemed to have it in the bag by first light Sunday any of the remaining eleven pairs had a realistic chance of qualification right up to the final hooter. There was so little between them and we know what this water is capable of producing on occasions, however this time round it didn’t materialise. We had a grand total of twenty fish caught during the weekend and they were shared amongst nine pegs. Some of the three who blanked hooked and lost fish but all in all it was an exciting wide open contest which went right down to the wire.

Daniel Holliday - Christian Hughes 21lb 1oz

Daniel Holliday – Christian Hughes 21lb 1oz

David Staniforth - Liam Severn 16lb 5oz

David Staniforth – Liam Severn 16lb 5oz

Gary Elliott - Shaun Atkinson 20lb 12oz

Gary Elliott – Shaun Atkinson 20lb 12oz

Jason Monk - Chris Donovan 19lb 14oz

Jason Monk – Chris Donovan 19lb 14oz

Micah Judah 13lb 10oz - Jonathan Fisher

Micah Judah 13lb 10oz – Jonathan Fisher

Dean Queen - Darren Queen 14lb 13oz

Dean Queen – Darren Queen 14lb 13oz

Jason Trought - Darren Wilcox 15lb 1oz

Jason Trought – Darren Wilcox 15lb 1oz

Martin Howe 22lb 8oz - Lee Marshall

Martin Howe 22lb 8oz – Lee Marshall

Scott Dowse 12lb 8oz - Steve Blow 14lb 3oz

Scott Dowse 12lb 8oz – Steve Blow 14lb 3oz

L-R 2nd Lee Marshall - Martin Howe 3rd Jason Trought - Darren Wilcox 4th Darren Queen - Dean Queen 1st Scott Dowse - Steve Blow

L-R 2nd Lee Marshall – Martin Howe 3rd Jason Trought – Darren Wilcox 4th Darren Queen – Dean Queen 1st Scott Dowse – Steve Blow

Northern Carp Cup Final competitors with Skretting prizes (6)